Bakeware

50 Kitchen-Tested Products

Silicone Baking Mats
Published: March 2018
Silicone Baking Mats
For cookies and tuiles, silicone baking mats are as good as parchment—and someti…
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Small Roasting Pans with Racks
Published: November 2017
Small Roasting Pans with Racks
Our full-size roasting pan is perfect for big holiday meals. Could we find a sca…
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Baking Peels
Published: September 2017
Baking Peels
Are flashy, innovative peels better than basic models?
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Tart Pans
Published: March 2017
Tart Pans
For making crisp-looking tarts, pans with a sharper, fluted design have the edge…
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Bundt Pans
Published: January 2017
Bundt Pans
Our testing proved that all Bundt pans are not created equal.
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Cooling Racks
Published: November 2016
Cooling Racks
We tested three wire cooling racks priced from $7.99 to $12.95, focusing on mode…
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Glass Baking Dishes
Published: November 2016
Glass Baking Dishes
We tested five 3-quart glass baking dishes priced from $7.29 to $18.77, using th…
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Rimmed Baking Sheets
Published: November 2016
Rimmed Baking Sheets
A rimmed baking sheet is essential for sheet cakes and handy for cookies. But if…
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Baking Stones & Baking Steels
Published: November 2016
Baking Stones & Baking Steels
We tested five models of baking stones (also called pizza stones) and baking ste…
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Mini Loaf Pans
Published: January 2016
Mini Loaf Pans
Mini loaf pans make it a snap to churn out petite breads and cakes for homemade …
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Popover Pans
Published: September 2014
Popover Pans
With more popover pans available on the market, we wanted to see how our old fav…
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Baguette Couches
Published: September 2014
Baguette Couches
A baker's couche keeps bread dough’s shape intact and its surface uniformly dry …
Innovative Biscuit Cutter
Published: January 2014
Innovative Biscuit Cutter
This biscuit cutter promises to cut biscuit dough more efficiently. Does it make…
13 by 9-Inch Baking Pans/Dishes
Published: January 2014
13 by 9-Inch Baking Pans/Dishes
Could it possibly make much difference which metal 13 by 9-inch pan you use? Se…
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Square Cake Pans
Published: May 2007
Square Cake Pans
A square cake pan is a kitchen essential, but should you buy a glass, nonstick, …
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Pie Crust Bags
Published: September 2005
Pie Crust Bags
We brought in professionals and novices to see if this plastic pouch made quick …
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Rolling Pin Guides
Published: May 2005
Rolling Pin Guides
These gadgets promise to help roll out an even crust—do they work?
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Published: November 2004
Disposable Baking Pans
We tested two plastic brands and one aluminum brand and found one to be a decent…
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Loaf Pans
Published: December 2018
Loaf Pans
Making bakery-quality sandwich breads and pound cakes at home isn't hard. You ju…
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Ramekins
Published: December 2017
Ramekins
Ramekins have had the same classic shape for centuries. But is traditional best?
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Pie Plates
Published: October 2017
Pie Plates
Ingredients are important, but the real secret to a perfect pie may be the dish …
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Muffin Tins
Published: April 2017
Muffin Tins
Are gold-colored pans the new gold standard?
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Biscuit Cutters
Published: April 2016
Biscuit Cutters
Do biscuit cutters really matter?
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Springform Pans
Published: February 2016
Springform Pans
Have you ever ruined a cheesecake? We’ve been there, too. But never again: We t…
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Roasting Racks
Published: October 2015
Roasting Racks
What’s the best roasting rack?
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Folding Proofer
Published: November 2013
Folding Proofer
If your kitchen lacks a warm spot for proofing dough, this product offers a dece…
Round Cake Pans
Published: October 2013
Round Cake Pans
Does the color of the pan you use affect the color of your cake? Yes, and it aff…
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Innovative Pie Weight
Published: September 2013
Innovative Pie Weight
Blind-baking may no longer require you to handle blindingly hot pie weights.
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Hot Dog Bun Pan
Published: July 2013
Hot Dog Bun Pan
New England-style split-top hot dog buns can be hard to find outside the region,…
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Pie Drip Catchers
Published: May 2013
Pie Drip Catchers
Pie baking cleanup has never been easier.
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Brioche Pans
Published: March 2013
Brioche Pans
We tested four large brioche pans, 8 to 8½ inches in diameter, rating them on ha…
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Cookie Sheets
Published: February 2013
Cookie Sheets
Think your choice in cookie sheets doesn’t matter? Think again. Most of the ones…
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Rolling Pins
Published: August 2012
Rolling Pins
Tapered or straight, with handles or without, made from silicone, metal, or wood…
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Pie Lattice Tools
Published: March 2012
Pie Lattice Tools
Do you really need a fancy gadget to do something you can accomplish with a simp…
Bake-and-Give Loaf Pans
Published: December 2011
Bake-and-Give Loaf Pans
Could a loaf pan you give away really be any good?
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Cast-Iron Pizza Pan
Published: November 2011
Cast-Iron Pizza Pan
Since it absorbs and maintains heat so well, cast iron would seem like the idea…
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